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5. Plastics Statistics: Production, Recycling, and Market Data

verfasst von : Luís Eduardo Pimentel Real

Erschienen in: Recycled Materials for Construction Applications

Verlag: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Reliable data related to the production and demand of plastic materials, quantities of plastic recycled and of recycled plastic materials used in specific sectors (mainly in construction) is usually difficult to obtain, either nationally or globally, even by carrying out numerous searches in the bibliography of the specialty and resorting to specialized organizations. Moreover, the assessed information is almost always relative to previous years and is not always up to date.
However, assuming as natural these difficulties and some uncertainty in the data, it is important to have some market indicators. So, in this line, Chap. 5 summarizes statistical data on the production capacity of plastics and biobased polymers, quantities of recycled plastic, evolution of waste treatment and type of treatment carried out on post-consumer plastic, referring also economical topics like costs of recycling and prices of recycled plastics.

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Fußnoten
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According OECD report (OECD 2019). The annual production of plastics in the world, in 2019, was 460 million tons.
 
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Metadaten
Titel
Plastics Statistics: Production, Recycling, and Market Data
verfasst von
Luís Eduardo Pimentel Real
Copyright-Jahr
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14872-9_5